If you want some free nutrients for your garden and a couple of free garbage bags go visit your local Starbucks. At the Starbucks near my work they are more than happy to give them to you. If no one takes them by the time the bag fills up it just gets thrown out.
I think all Starbucks have their own system but both times I picked it up in the afternoon and it was double bagged in large, clear garbage bags. The grounds are great for gardens but perfect for green cones.
So every once in a while I add a new bag. The bonus is free zero-waste garbage bags. If you don’t mind the coffee grounds on the inside then it’s a very frugal way to bag your real waste. If you really want to rinse the bags out consider the ideas at this great blog I read about attempting zero waste in a military household. Hope you don’t mind the shout out Jennifer!
Starbucks is both infuriating and inspiring. It seems like many of my posts involve them. Like many people’s days I guess. Many people don’t go a day without that paper cup in their hands. So in a way Starbucks is a really important thing to think about. If we all changed our habits and stopped using disposable cups it would make a difference. Really. I promise.
It’s unselfish and really quite ‘cool’ to care for the environment with a ‘less is more’ lifestyle – philharding.net
We have a dire need to get onto the page as a sustainable country – Lord Digby Jones
- Frappuccino Weather Equals More Plastic Waste (stephaniegetsridofhercrap.wordpress.com)
- Another Reason To Love Starbucks (romancingthebee.com)
- Reusing plastic garbage bags (militaryzerowaste.wordpress.com)
- Starbucks customer attacks barista after being told there’s no cream (starbucksgossip.typepad.com)